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jessica trimboli and raymond chircop Stephen BlakeneyPhotography

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Knowing that I’m not one for big surprises, Ray decided to pop the question on one of our date nights. After dinner at our favourite Indian restaurant and a rom com at the movies, Ray took me for ice cream and a romantic stroll along the beach. Not long into our stroll Ray popped the question, and of course my answer was YES! This was one surprise that I was more than happy to have received!


joanne daniel and aaron tula Photographs by Belle Photography

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sarah russell and steve edmonds Lisa Diederich Photography

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Sarah met Steve at the gym. We both love to keep fit and I was trying to use a weights machine. I was apparently lifting it incorrectly so Steve brought it upon himself to make light of the situation, and bring it to my attention that I was doing it wrong.


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It was a warm and intimate reception. The tables were lit with lime and coconut candles displayed amongst colourful sea urchins, shells, dahlias in glass milk bottles and customised glass coasters with the word ‘Love’ inscribed on them. We entered the restaurant by a staircase lined with fairy lights to the incredible voices of Sam Stephenson and Merrity Murphy who also performed at the ceremony. The Nun’s Pool served amazing food and wine. Laughs and tears flowed when the speeches were heard. Our bridal waltz was a slow shuffle to my favourite song – the Luckiest, by Ben Folds Five.


jade mackay and aaron cole 11th May 2012

Photographs by Stephlee Photography

Aaron and I met in 2007 when Aaron returned from living in Spain for the Americas Cup. I was sailing on a 52’ racing yacht called Cougar II and Aaron joined our team. We have since sailed together in both big boats and small including 4 Sydney to Hobart yacht races together!


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The highlight was certainly sailing down the Queenscliff ‘cut’ to arrive at our reception in the traditional Queenscliff ‘couta’ boats. We boarded ‘Jadda’ (my fathers restored couta boat) and our bridal party boarded ‘Defiance’. As we sailed up to our reception venue, with our guests eagerly awaiting our arrival all piled out onto the balcony, we received waves and cheers from many people as they ran to the edge of the wharf to get a glimpse! A Yacht in the marina even sprayed its fire hose in the air to honour us!


kara paterson and james spokes Photographs by Daniel Bilsborough

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Instead of giving guests bombinerrie we decided to donate money to the cancer council on there behalf, so we had a photo of a daffodil (which I had taken) on each table and they were placed on a small easel, during my speech I explained to guests what the photo meant


ake c e th The wedding cake very simple it was an ivory colour with lily of the valley flower and a ivory ribbon there were two tiers the top consisted of fruit cake the the bottom white chocolate mud cake


melanie norton and jason gouges Photographs by Kristen Anderson Photography

14th April 2012

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Jason proposed to me while holidaying in a small coastal town (Jurien WA) over the xmas and new year break. We went for a sunset walk down the beach with our dog on new years eve, and Jason pretended to trip over our dog while walking (she’s always pulling on the lead) and as he tripped he got down on one knee in the sand and asked me to marrying him. Earlier in the day he called past my Mum and Dads holiday house and asked my Dad for permission to marry me. It was very sweet and of course I said yes!


Photographs by A Woman’s Touch Photography


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Matt and I met down at the football club that I spent most of my younger years around. He had just moved over from Victoria and it was love at first sight. We moved in together after a month!


kara mitchell and andrew dodson 18th February 2012

Photographs by Kapture Photography Andy and Kara met at the Hwy Hotel, a local place for both of them, and after chatting over a few drinks, they were both eager to see each other again. Two days later Andy asked Kara out on a date, which was quickly followed by more. After a few months of dating Andy took Kara back to the family’s farm in Kaniva to meet his friends and family and celebrate his 30th birthday. They spent their first anniversary together in Melbourne, where Andy bought her a Tiffany & Co. ring inscribed with the words ‘I Love You’, which his mother then referred to as a ‘promise ring’! Six months later, he proposed!


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On Kara’s birthday Andy took her to a retreat in Mannum on the River Murray. He arranged pampering massages, followed by a romantic dinner for two. They sipped champagne while watching the sun set over the River Murray and as Kara relaxed in the candlelit spa, Andy brought dessert to her with a diamond ring sitting on top and popped the question! They spent the next four days on a house boat with friends celebrating their news!


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The civil ceremony featured readings from dear friends of the couple, Aekta and Melina. The best man held the rings in a Paloma’s Nest Ring Bearer Bowl inscribed with the words, ‘to have and to hold’. After the ceremony was sealed with a kiss and the marriage certificate was signed, the couple invited their guests to join them in a large group photo, happy to have so many of their loved ones together for such a happy occasion.


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gabrielle medcraft and stuart woodbridge Photographs by Society Photography

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30th July 2011 Photographs by Timo Schwarz

massimiliano and maria assunta

fairytale wedding in the castle of meleto in tuscany, italy.


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They had an old friend of theirs do a floorshow. He is an Opera Singer who has worked with Opera Australia. The priest who performed the ceremony was also a family friend who they flew over from Germany. They decided to have a delayed honeymoon.


alysia gadsby and kym regan Photographs by Fi-Mims Photography

After 10 years of waiting Kym finally proposed to Alysia while on a holiday in Bali. Alysia momentarily forgot to say yes, however once prompted the engagement was official. 5th November 2011


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We were extremely lucky that we were able to have our wedding at the family property, with so much history and a favourite place for both the bride and groom it was perfect. The reception was held in the newly built shed which had only just been re-built post the Black Saturday bushfires.


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Vikki & Rudi Keil married in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria 3rd February 2010

Photography by Claire Morgan Photography

The Story

We first laid eyes on each other at the launch of a new coffee shop in Cape Town, no words were exchanged but we both noticed each other during the course of that evening. A few evenings later we were introduced at a drinks party. We spent that night together, dancing and laughing until the early hours of the morning, totally absorbed in each other. Being the gentleman that he is, Rudi then called to ask me out on a dinner date. We started off our date at the Mount Nelson Hotel’s Planet Bar, where I received a long stemmed rose with every cocktail! After aperitifs we proceeded to Radisson Sky Dining Room for our main meal.He planned every course at a different venue across Cape Town. We spent the night getting to know each other, discussing our past, friends, passions and dreams. The roses kept arriving with every course‌ It was so becoming ! We had a reservation for dessert at another restaurant, but were both so captivated, that we missed our booking. On arrival at my car, I noticed two dozen long stem red roses in the front seat. Rudi had managed to sneak out and place them in my car during the course of the evening‌.That night we exchanged our first kiss goodnight.


Veronika & Adam Lowmass 21st December 2011 Photography by Stephen Blakeney

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The Story In 2007 we both were working in Far East Russia on a big construction project. The weather conditions were harsh and work hours were long so romance was the last thing on Veronika's mind. It took Adam 6 month before the first date has happened.

The Proposal The next work assignment took Adam & Veronika to London. Veronika's favorite place in London is the banks of the river Thames. On a cold Christmas morning 2010 Adam took Veronika for a walk. It was nice to go for a walk together since she hasn't seen him in a month (he was away working in Iran). On a quiet bench overlooking the Thames in Chiswick (West London) Adam gave Veronika an amazingly beautiful ring and asked if she would marry him. It was a complete surprise and the best Christmas present she could ever get!


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Stephanie & Jason Bau 19th November 2011 Images by Tim Harris Photography

The Story

There was no way we could not have met – in our first year out of school, Jason moved to Brisbane from Stanthorpe (a small country town in South East Queensland) to attend University. We ended up at the same Uni, working at the same Woolworths supermarket and two of my friends then introduced me to him – one was in a class with him and the other was his long lost best mate from Stanthorpe, Andrew, who had moved to Brisbane a few years earlier and we had become friends from catching the same school bus. Andrew was the best man at our wedding.

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Jason had arranged for my boss to let me take an early mark, and then picked me up from my office (which he’d never done before) and took me home. The first sign was a red rose on the hood of the car, then his nervousness and willingness for me to decide what we’d be doing that night was the second. When we got home the house was full of candles, flowers and some of my favourite desserts strategically placed throughout. I went to get my camera but before I could, Jason was down on one knee with a beautiful ring for me.


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Kristy & Zac Russell 4th September 2010 Images by Jonathan Ong Photography

Kristy and Zac’s meeting was just pure fate…..and through mutal friends at Lorne Surf Club. Zac was a rower in Lorne's Surboat Crew and Kristy was a friend of a crew-mate’s wife. The day was spent at the beach & surf club then continued into the night at Kosta’s Taverna where it all began!


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Johanna Torresan & Adam May 23rd October 2011 Images by Emotiva Photography

It all began 5 years ago when Johanna met Adam where she was working at the time. They locked eyes one day while passing each other in the hall way and since then have been inseparable. Adam proposed in their favourite Chinese Restaurant on the 4th of March 2010 and they spent the next 18 months planning our beautiful wedding. Our wedding day was perfect in our eyes, it was the vintage, modern yet traditional wedding that we had aspired for. It was the most romantic and breathtaking day of our lives and we will continueto treasure our memories till the end of time.


Bridesmaids Jessica, Tatiana and Olivia wore hand-made purple bridesmaid dresses from Bridesmaids Only


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Sarah Cannon & Christoper Lahn 14th January 2012 Images by Meaghan Cook Photography

Sarah and Christopher have been friends since high school. Chris played in a band and Sarah would go along to watch. It wasn’t until their late 20’s that they realised the perfect partner was right in front of them all along.


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Kate & Matt Kelleher 4th February 2012 Images by Blakeney Photography

The best way to describe the Secret Garden is magical and it really does create a beautiful intimate space for a wedding. We were both overwhelmed by the raw emotion that flowed throughout the ceremony, from us, the bridal party and our guests. We had a special candle lighting for dear family members that are no longer with us and it made the ceremony feel very personal from the beginning, especially because we had my brother and Matt’s sister light the candles. Holding each other’s hands and making our vows was the most precious moment of our lives. We were dizzy with happiness and that emotion stayed with us all day.


Charntell & Daniel Ciampa 19th February 2012 Images by Popcorn Photography

Daniel & I met at his cousin’s house (Angelo - Best man). Both Daniel and I had other plans for the evening but had our plans cancelled in the last minute. Angelo invited Daniel to go out with him to a friend’s party and I was dragged along tot he same party by my friend. After losing most of our friends in the crowd, Daniel and I danced the night away as if we were the only 2 in the room. Before I left to head home, Daniel took my phone and put his number in my phone. When I woke up in the morning I had a text from Daniel waiting for me... We met up for coffee that evening and both never looked back!


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Liz and Ben Jowett 9th December 2011 Photography by Darin Collison Photography

The whole event was themed around an ‘Elegant Garden’. Alot of white & silver with crystal & glass highlights and a hint of light blue here and there. the colours were chosen to match my engagement ring which is a large aquamarine stone with smaller diamonds surrounding it, set in white gold. I planned and sourced all of the decorations and the way every little thing looked and where it sat. I bought most of the decorations myself and my florist put them together on the day for me with instructions on how to do it all.


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Leonie & Chris Davenport City Chic Wedding 12 December 2011

Tim Coulson Photographer: Gives Insight to this Special Day ‘I don’t even like to think about it, it’s too sad’. I’d spent the morning with Leonie and Chris. I’d been with them and their most precious friends and family, while they readied themselves for the most sacred day of their lives. I’d seen the bonds they had here. The relationships they’d nurtured with the people around them. It’s this Chris didn’t want to think about. We were driving down a street they knew better than me, en route to take photos. You see, after that night, after the speeches and a shared meal, after the last hugs and kisses, Leonie and Chris wouldn’t see most of the people who filled their lives and that room for a long time. They were moving to New York to build something special. For them and for others.

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Julianne & Hans Borgelt 7 January 2012

The Story Julianne and Hans met 20 years ago when she was in her last year of high school and Hans was about to start university, at a family dinner and stayed in touch ever since! Hans broke her heart when he suggested they meet other people (they were still teenagers back then) but 20 years, 4 countries, plenty of travel and people along the way... she finally married the man she wanted to marry! They are best friends and that is the way it should be!

These beautiful images by Sam at Paper Tree Photography: papertreephotography.com.au


Beautiful Pronovais “Lia” Gown

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11th November 2011

The Story Kimberley first met Daniel through a work colleage. He caught her eye straight away even though they had only exchanged a few words. She knew she had to find out more about him! They ended up running into each other a few times when they were out and finally exchanged phone numbers. Since they started dating they have been insperable!


Amy & James Tracy-Inglis 7th January 2012


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The Story James & Amy met in 2002 when they began their university studies in Manly. While some would describe it as a chance encounter, there was no doubt magic between the two. Through both ups and downs they stuck together and their friendship quickly blossomed into a very special relationship


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Ella & Caleb Peachey A Beautiful DIY Country Wedding

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The Story “Our wedding had a vintage eclectic feel. We made all the teacup candles, serviettes, placecards and decorations ourselves. It was a beautiful country wedding! The day was full of laughter and love amongst family and close friends.�


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May & Adrian Wong Australian Wedding 10th September 2011

The Story May and Adrian had been together for 15 years before they decided it was time to start planning to hold a wedding to celebrate their union. They both decided that planning two weddings would be their way of a grand celebration. The first, in Australia Sydney, in a winery at Murrumbateman with an amazing view and the second in Singapore at the St Regis. Both weddings were blessed with beautiful days and warm gorgeous people. You can watch the videos of their wedding online by clicking the screen shot below:

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